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June 10, 2014

Avoiding Facebook Scams

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:33 am

In addition to these solid tips (link below), I recommend using an incognito tab/window to view links in Facebook. Be wise and safe.

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June 9, 2014

OS X “Yosemite” Respects Desktop Users

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

Just last week, Apple introduced its latest update to OS X, the Macintosh operating system.

A Macintosh is a traditional computer, coming in desktop and laptop varieties. It is not a mobile device, like a tablet or phone. Apple gets that point, therefore their new operating system actually respects the computer user. Unlike Microsoft, which completely disrespected computer users with their awful Windows 8.

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Wi-Fi All Over the House

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

Most people set up a home network that includes a Wi-Fi base station. Smart move: Given today’s portable gizmos, it makes sense for them all to gang up on the local network and eschew those mobile data surcharges.

When the Wi-Fi network doesn’t reach everywhere in the house, extend it with a Wi-Fi extender.
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June 6, 2014

Mail Lists to Love, Mail Lists to Loathe

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A mail list is an email delivery system. You sign up, and then information is sent to your email account. Mail lists can be useful, but they can also be a pain in the rump. Fortunately, things are better today than they were ages ago.
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June 4, 2014

Table Formatting in Word

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

A table is really an Excel-thing. Word does tables, of course, but Excel does them better. Still, it’s easier to whip out a table in Word than it is to do the convoluted exercise of inserting an Excel “object” into a Word document.
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June 2, 2014

Dumb Format Wars: 4K Version

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:27 am

The next big battle in home technology formats is the 4K TV. It may not be the last, but according to the article (link below), it’s rapidly proving to be one of the most stupid.

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Windows 9 Looms on the Horizon

Filed under: Main — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:01 am

I just checked the stats for Windows 8. Things don’t look good.
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May 30, 2014

Have Film-Video Game Tie-Ins Ever Worked?

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Computer games have come a long way since tic-tac-toe. Today, the video game industry rivals Hollywood as a source of visual entertainment, not to mention that video games are interactive whereas movies aren’t. Where the two behemoths meet, however, is a sour, ugly patch of land.
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May 29, 2014

Windows 8 Has Come to This

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

Microsoft is now giving away copies of Windows 8.

Don’t worry about standing in line any time soon: Copies are being given away only to hardware manufacturers. Specifically, manufacturers of mobile devices. Microsoft is eager to get a chunk of that market and they figure giving away their operating system is the best way.

My prediction: This will succeed.

Zillions of low-end phone and tablet manufacturers will flood the market with cheap-o Windows 8 mobile devices. That may not make Windows 8 any more popular, although it the action fails, I can proudly say, “Windows 8: They couldn’t even give it away.”

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May 28, 2014

When Memory Leaks

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

While my favorite PC term happens to be dump, I also hold some fondness for the term leak. Specifically, a memory leak.
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